Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan. By Marilyn Ivy. University of Chicago Press, xi + pages. Hardback, $; paper, $ Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. BOOK REVIEWS Marilyn Ivy, Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity Phantasm Japan (The University of Chicago Press, ). Discourses of the Vanishing is.
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Morgan rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Ivy shows how a fascination with cultural margins accompanied the emergence of Japan as a modern nation-state. I read this for my senior thesis – my advisor was a personal friend of the author, who apparantly mdernity quite a bluegrass afficianado in addition to being a Japanese scholar of some repute. She then traces the obsession with the vanishing through a range of contemporary reconfigurations: Shin Yu rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Brett Kaufhold rated it liked it May 11, Discourses of the Vanishing: Dean Rollo rated it liked it Feb 10, Quite a shame actually because it could be a fascinating topic.
Deep anxieties about the potential loss of national identity and continuity thw many vanishibg Japan, despite widespread insistence that it has remained culturally intact. Narrative Returns Uncanny Topographies.
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Tim Prizer rated it really liked it Jan 30, Jan 28, Craig rated it liked it. Ivy does a fantastic job tracing how the peripheral and particular in Japan have become enshrined as the sites of tradition in contemporary Japan.
An interesting window into some Japanese things I knew nothing about and how they’re shaped and changed by modetnity. The Distance between Speech and Writing.
Preview — Discourses of the Vanishing by Marilyn Ivy. Deep anxieties about the potential loss of national identity and continuity disturb many in Japan, despite widespread insistence that it discoures remained culturally intact. Selected pages Title Page. Why can’t someone write a decent academic book about cultural change that doesn’t read like an unitelligible glossary of made up words?
Some parts rate 4. This fascination culminated in the early twentieth-century establishment of Japanese folklore studies and its attempts to record the spectral, sometimes violent, narratives of those margins. Japan today is haunted by the ghosts its spectacular modernity has generated. Jun 05, Katie rated it did not like it. Account Options Sign in. Sbtokyo rated it it was amazing Oct 02, To ask other readers questions about Discourses of the Vanishingplease sign up.
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One can never have too much demystification, and Ivy manages it with nuance and grace, noting the phantasms but also noting that phantasm is not pure fiction. Modernity, Phantasm, JapanMarilyn Ivy.
University of Chicago Press Amazon. The book itself is a pretty perfect case of an academic text: May 03, Chelsea Szendi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan Discourses of the Vanishing: My library Help Advanced Book Search.
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